Lava Red Feather Blue
- title: Lava Red Feather Blue
- author: Molly Ringle
- publisher: Central Avenue Publishing
- release date: 5th January 2021
- series: Standalone
- genre: Fantasy, Romance
- content warnings: mentions of homophobia
- rating: dnf
Lava Red Feather Blue
Awakening the handsome prince is supposed to end the fairy tale, not begin it. But the Highvalley witches have rarely done things the way they’re supposed to. On the north Pacific island of Eidolonia, hidden from the world by enchantments, Prince Larkin has lain in a magical sleep since 1799 as one side of a truce between humans and fae. That is, until Merrick Highvalley, a modern-day witch, discovers an old box of magic charms and cryptic notes hidden inside a garden statue.
Experimenting with the charms, Merrick finds himself inside the bower where Larkin lies, and accidentally awakens him. Worse still, releasing Larkin from the spell also releases Ula Kana, a faery bent on eradicating humans from the island. With the truce collapsing and hostilities escalating throughout the country, Merrick and Larkin form an unlikely alliance and become even unlikelier heroes as they flee into the perilous fae realm on a quest to stop Ula Kana and restore harmony to their island.
The Queer’s Review
Bored. Bored. Bored.
Seriously. I found it exhausting to read, because everything felt kinda… like there was no spark. Which is especially sad if it’s a story about magic and the Fae. But aside from boredom the first 19% didn’t make me feel anything so I decided to dnf this one and stop wasting my precious reading time on it.
It might be a small pet peeve but the way magic works (in terms of types) in this story was explained again and again – the only thing I am filing under interesting is how magic and modern technology is put together. That was a great part of wordlbuilding but sadly the only one.
Overall it was a very generic and not thought through book to me. If I can’t care about the characters because they don’t feel three dimensional and the story itself drons on without painting a lively picture… I’m outta there.
I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.